Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Runners Inc.

The three of them rushed towards me
A hurling mass of metal and body
I slowed down and watched in amazement
Mother, pram, dog
Burning up the sidewalk
In an undecipherable order
A mind-boggling conundrum
Who's running whom?

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There he sees it
Right past the bend
Just across the hill
Water, precious water

The limbs get strength
And the will awakens
As he rushes towards it
The mid-point of his marathon

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Sweat trickles to his shoulder
A smile breaks on his face
He watches people run past him
And wonders, why do they bother?
Then bites into his hamburger

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One small step for man
Doesn't count for much on the pedometer

5 comments:

Nocturne said...

*har,har!*
"biting into the hamburger"
that familiar, familiar urge!

RTD2 said...

Heaving shoulders, dripping brows, wet backs and toned legs.
A chocolate muffin with semi-sweet chocolate chips. And me biting into it in the middle of a sea of 15k runners.
Needless to say, I identify with hamburger boy!

sd said...

Then bites in to hamburger:)Completely identify - I always gain weight when in go to the gym. And loved the last one.... very cheeky...and nice. *And now rushing off to the canteen*

Nocturne said...

you seem to have tumbled on a jackpot here, P! biting into that juicy burger while lookign at health freaks seems to be a universal oh-boy moment, judging by its popularity, heh heh.

Nocturne said...

typo. "stumbled".